I've never heard about the gambling and drinking problems. I hope it's overblown.
Iverson recently left Philadelphia in order to care for his sick daughter. That's not good. Even worse, his wife has filed for divorce. In an amazing exposé by the Philadelphia Inquirer's Stephen A. Smith and Bill Ordine, the reasons behind Iverson's fall from grace are examined.
Of course, there's talk of Iverson's legal problems, but then Smith and Ordine drop a bombshell.
One NBA source said yesterday that when Iverson was traded from the Denver Nuggets to the Detroit Pistons in 2008, "he practically lived in the casinos." Numerous sources said he was banned from two of the three casinos in Detroit.
"Drinking and the casinos: Allen was always doing one thing, or was at the other," an Eastern Conference executive said last night. "No one who knows him can deny it."